Feds seize $2.4 million worth of pot at U.S.-Mexican border

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer | Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Border Patrol agents at Laredo, TX stopped six marijuana smuggling attempts over a recent weekend, June 5-7, including one tractor trailer from Mexico with nearly 3,000 pounds of pot.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, dogs detected either hidden contraband or people during an immigration inspection of a tractor-trailer entering the U.S. from Mexico on Friday, June 5.

Agents opened the trailer and found 63 large cellophane-wrapped bundles of marijuana inside five wooden shipping crates. The bundles totaled 2,961 of marijuana worth about $2.4 million on the street.

On Sunday, agents at the checkpoint stopped a tractor-trailer coming into the country with 325 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $260,560.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer
charlie_morasch@landlinemag.com

 

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